Beer made with coffee, cane syrup and boudin? That is how Bayou Teche Brewing is infusing its new “Cajun Breakfast Stout.”
On March 2nd, Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville is releasing a new limited-edition beer “Cajun Breakfast Stout” to kick off this year’s Mardi Gras Weekend.
The company says the dark ale is brewed as a breakfast stout, a style of beer usually crafted with various foods associated with breakfast added to the beer’s fermentation – products such as coffee, maple syrup, donuts, bacon, and oatmeal. Bayou Teche’s version is using an iconic Cajun breakfast food – boudin.
In addition, their recipe for this innovative beer includes locally roasted coffee from Art’s Coffee Roasters and cane syrup.
“We’re pretty sure that this is the first beer to ever include boudin in its recipe,” said brewmaster Brian Broussard.
The boudin was added twice during the brew day, once in the mash, and also towards the end of the boiling of the unfermented beer, the company says. Broussard added that the beer includes a bit of lactose sugar.
“When we were kids, we’d often go fishing with our dad and our uncles in the Atchafalaya Basin. On the way, they’d stop to buy supplies at a country store, and then they’d walk back to the car and laughingly tell us they had just bought a Cajun seven-course breakfast – a six pack of cold beer and a link of boudin. So, at a recent production meeting, we thought it would be fun to try to recreate that seven-course breakfast in a bottle of beer,” said Bayou Teche’s Karlos Knott.
Cajun Breakfast Stout will be packaged in 12-ounce bottle four packs, and also in kegs, and will be available exclusively at a special event in Bayou Teche Brewing’s Arnaudville tap-room and beer garden.
The Cajun Breakfast Stout Release Party is Saturday, March 2, 2019, from noon until 9:00 pm. Live music featuring Gritz and Gravy starts at 2:00 pm.